Charles Taylor acquires independent aviation-focused loss adjuster

Deal set to expand the company's aviation claims capabilities

Charles Taylor acquires independent aviation-focused loss adjuster

Insurance News

By Jonalyn Cueto

Charles Taylor, a provider of international adjusting services and technology solutions to the global insurance market, has acquired Leading Edge Assist (LEA), a Weybridge-based loss adjuster that specialises in aviation claims, including main aviation and commercial airlines. LEA brings to Charles Taylor a strong network of partners to provide aviation claims capabilities globally.

“I am thrilled LEA will be part of a global aviation adjusting provider, enabling us to build on our successful business in the UK and develop further scale and global breadth,” said Hugh Thacker, LEA.

Oliver Hutchings, global MD for marine and aviation adjusting at Charles Taylor welcomed the announcement and praised LEA’s capabilities in providing aviation claims. He also announced some movement in leadership alongside the acquisition.

“LEA joining Charles Taylor is the next step in the evolution of Charles Taylor’s aviation proposition, to service a unique market. I’m delighted to welcome LEA’s leaders Hugh, Cameron and their team who will bring a fresh perspective to our long-standing business. I look forward to working together on our continued growth and success story,” said Hutchings.

“I can also confirm that several of the existing Charles Taylor Aviation Adjusting team members have moved into important senior roles: John Leonard (Americas), Chris Whittington (EMEA) and Mark Scott (Asia-Pacific) have become key regional aviation leaders and contacts for both existing and new work.”

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